When Todd Friedman founded Arthur’s Acres Animal Sanctuary, a non-profit animal sanctuary for farmed animals, he couldn’t have guessed that one day a true Princess would be living on his 77-acre farm located in the heart of the Catskill Mountains in New York State.
Everything began when Friedman’s friend Caitlin texted him about a pig who had been locked in a stall for over a decade and had never been outside. When finally, her owner gave her up, she arrived at her now dad’s farm. At first, Princess was very shy and didn’t want to get near anything.
“I sat with her [for] hours upon hours. I didn’t approach her ever. I let her walk up to me. It was at least a 2, 2.5-month process of her just being comfortable to walk up to me,” Friedman told The Dodo. “Touching her was probably 4 months. And she was really good about trying every day to move past that fear.”
Now she is behaving like a true Princess and loves her dad to the moon and back, and her dad adores her as well.
“She just goes up, ‘You got any cookies?’ That smile just melts hearts, especially mine,” he added.
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